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Coco's Camino Walk for Child Refugees

Organized by: Colette Poritzky

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$1,000!!!!
December 05, 2016

Yay! Thank you all so much for helping me reach this milestone! All of the $1,000 will go towards the child refugees in need. Please help by See More

THE STORY:

Hi, My name is Colette Poritzky but my friends and family call me Coco. I am 13 years old and I live in Northern California. For a few years now I have wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago from France to Spain. Originally I wanted to do this with my mom as a personal challenge to walk the 500 kilometers but also because I was interested in experiencing the history and culture of Europe.

Recently I learned about all the refugees who are fleeing from violence in places like Syria, Iran and north Africa. I also learned that there are around 10 million kids like me, who are now without the basic things that I take for granted every day like food and shelter and health care. Many have been separated from their families and friends. And I want to do something to help. But I'm a 13 year old kid so what can I do on my own?

So, I thought that I could use this walk as not just a personal challenge but also a way to raise money and awareness for child refugees. My goal is to raise $100,000 and at the end of my journey on the Camino, every dollar that I raise will be donated to charitable organizations that do the work to help child refugees like Savethechildren.org, Unicef, UNHCR and Operationrefugeechild.org . To do this, I will need help from businesses, charitable groups, individuals, and families. I am looking for businesses to help with transportation, equipment for my journey like good trekking shoes and rain gear, a GoPro and camera so I can document the journey. But most of all I need your help with a donation and getting the word out.

Here's the plan: In the next 6 months I will be reaching out to news organizations, bloggers, businesses, friends and family to get everyone I know to tell everyone they know. I will be getting my school involved and will send out emails to companies that make charitable donations, celebrities (like Ellen Degeneres), and the charitable organizations that we will be supporting.  My mom and I plan to begin the 500km walk mid April 2017 and expect to complete the journey by the end of May. Please help me make a difference.

Thank you,

Colette (Coco)

$1,050

 

1% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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  • Real Food Research LLC

     

  • Let's Cook Santa Cruz!

    $100

  • Georgi and Dante

    $25

  • Max Poritzky

    $50

  • Geri LaGotta & Joe Bachman

    $25

  • Laura Fisher

     

  • Nick Knight

    $25

  • Donna and Jim

    $25

  • Ricky Martin and Mike

     

  • Curtis and Linda Oneal

    $40

  • Pasha Sternberg

    $25

  • Benjamin Viola

    $50

  • Adam Davis

     

  • Lori Bleeth

    $25

  • Linda Lambdin

    $50

  • Anne

    $50

  • Karen LaGotta

    $50

  • Jamie O'Connell

    $50

  • People Water

    $75

  • The Farmers

    $25

  • Sarah DeLorenzo

    $25

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Donor Comments

Sarah DeLorenzo

Sarah DeLorenzo

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

The Farmers

The Farmers

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

People Water

People Water

DONATION: $75

Thank you for helping raise awareness about the needs of children around the world! - People Water 11 months ago

Jamie O'Connell

Jamie O'Connell

DONATION: $50

Love this! 11 months ago

Karen LaGotta

Karen LaGotta

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Anne

Anne

DONATION: $50

You are the best Bestie! 11 months ago

Linda Lambdin

Linda Lambdin

DONATION: $50

This is a wonderful project Coco. I hope you inspire many people including all the children and families at our school. 11 months ago

Lori Bleeth

Lori Bleeth

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Adam Davis

Adam Davis

Good luck! 1 year ago

Benjamin Viola

Benjamin Viola

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

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